Research Roadmap for the AASHTO Council on Active Transportation

STATUS: Research is complete.
The Research Roadmap, with prioritized research needs, is available here:

The Research Review summarizes existing and ongoing research in 22 topic areas:
The Continuity and Implementation Plan provides the Council on Active Transportation (CAT) with tools and steps to implement the Roadmap:

A spreadsheet for tracking research is available for download here (xlsx format):


In November 2016, the AASHTO Board of Directors adopted a new committee structure for the organization that included creating the CAT as part of the Transportation Policy Forum. The Council addresses issues related to bicycle, pedestrian, and other active transportation modes, including non-motorized access to the multi-modal network.
The objective of this project was to develop a research roadmap that can be used by the Council to focus its efforts to foster, support, monitor, disseminate, and implement research on active transportation. The roadmap will builds upon existing research and is informed by outreach to the active transportation practitioner community. In addition to identifying research gaps and prioritizing research needs, the roadmap aligns with the Council’s strategic plan for future Council activities, including collaboration with other AASHTO committees and councils.

Pedestrian Research Program Statements

TRB Research Circular E-C084 presents the top 16 pedestrian research problem statements, prioritized from a list of approximately 80 research problem statements by TRB?s Technical Activities Division Committee on Pedestrians.